Charlotte County Health Department is committed to providing quality
HIV/AIDS services to the community. We offer testing,
treatment services, and obtain medical and social services for
people living with HIV/AIDS.
We offer confidential and anonymous
testing at each of our clinic sites. We work with community partners to offer testing at other locations. For information
on HIV testing, call 941-624-7200 extension 7235.
residents can send their zip codes to “477493” to receive
information on the nearest HIV testing center. Standard message & data rates may apply. To opt-out text STOP. For help contact firstname.lastname@example.org or text HELP to 477493.
Individuals who test
positive for HIV are referred for treatment at our clinic or
through their private providers. Partner notification and
contact investigations are also conducted to identify and
treat individuals who may have been exposed. We strive to treat everyone coming for testing or treatment with dignity and respect.
County Health Department offers HIV/AIDS treatment for
eligible patients. Services include medical visits, clinical
counseling, lab work, and certain pharmaceuticals. For more
information on our HIV clinic services, call 941-624-7200
Managers act as liaisons between clients and organizations
that provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Clients must make an appointment for an initial screening to
identify patient needs, determine which programs they are
eligible for, and develop a care plan. Case Managers follow
clients through their care plan, making necessary
modifications as patients’ needs change. Some of the medical
and social service programs clients may be enrolled in
For information about case management services, call
941-624-7200 Ext 7234.
- Ryan White Part II
- ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program)
- HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS)
- PAC (Project AIDS Care)
- AICP (AIDS Insurance Continuation Program)
- Medical Care
- Dental Care
- Hospice care
- Mental Health Services
- Substance Abuse Services
HIV/AIDS Health Education
Charlotte County Health Department’s (CCHD)
HIV/AIDS Health Education staff work as part of the
Disease Control and Prevention
team. Our staff have been recognized as leaders in
education on HIV/AIDS and strive to reach out to the
community to encourage the prevention of illness. The
HIV/AIDS health educators also raise awareness about
HIV/AIDS-related services available in Charlotte County and
help individuals choose and maintain healthier lifestyles.
By providing educational services and partnering with
community agencies throughout Charlotte County, CCHD works
to reduce the number of new HIV infections.
Prevention education through community presentations
Providing HIV/AIDS training to health care
Facilitating HIV counseling and testing
Street outreach to at-risk populations
Developing age-appropriate HIV/AIDS education course
Providing condoms and educational materials to the
Conducting media relations to ensure release of
current HIV/AIDS information
Providing technical assistance to community-based
Maintaining a directory of HIV/AIDS services
available in Charlotte County
The following are very useful web sites
dedicated to providing current and accurate HIV/AIDS information:
30 years of HIV/AIDS in America - You Tube video featuring Dr. Sanjay Gupta talking about "Thirty years after AIDS was first recognized by the CDC."
CDC HIV/AIDS - Provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS information
on statistics, transmission, treatment, patient care,
prevention, research, disease facts, counseling and testing,
funding and national conferences.
National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) - A resource
for educational materials including fact sheets, FAQs,
brochures, videos, books, reports, posters and various other
AIDSinfo - Up-to-date information on HIV treatments,
clinical trials, prevention and treatment research.
CDC Features - Women & Girls HIV Awareness - HIV/AIDS: A
Growing Issue for Women and Girls
We Make The Change - HIV/AIDS - A Florida Department of
Health initiative to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS and its
impact in Florida's minority communities.
Positive or Not - Think you can tell? - Think you can tell
if we have HIV? Some of us are HIV positive and some are
negative. All of us want to challenge your assumptions about
HIV. Play the game and see if you can tell who is Pos or Not.